FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Worthington Industries’ tailor welded blanking joint venture, TWB Company LLC, plans to open a new facility in Glasgow, creating 12 jobs through an investment of nearly $7.7 million, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.
“With Kentucky’s automotive industry thriving and motor vehicle-related companies already in two-thirds of Kentucky counties, it’s no wonder suppliers such as TWB Company continue to locate and expand in our state,” said Gov. Beshear. “I commend TWB both on making the right choice to open in the Commonwealth and for distinguishing itself with lightweight, high-strength products, a new hallmark of the auto industry’s shift toward more efficient vehicles.”
The Kentucky TWB facility will laser weld different types of high-strength-grade steel to create material used for heavy-duty truck rail assemblies that is stronger and lighter with improved crash performance. The material will undergo additional manufacturing at another facility before being used in Ford F-350 and F-250 pickup trucks. The company plans to sublease 12,000 square feet of space from Fortis Manufacturing on Carroll Knicely Drive in Glasgow and purchase new machinery and other equipment. Production is expected to begin by the end of the first quarter of 2016.